The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has disowned the purported visit by some of its members to the Common Wealth of Zion Assembly (COZA).
Recall that a video of their visit surfaced days ago where some representatives of CAN visited the Abuja branch of the church to indicate support for COZA, saying that the Christian body would stand by the embattled pastor.
In the video, Reverend Jonah Samson and CAN President North Central, Reverend Israel Akanji pledged their support and prayers for Fatoyinbo who was allegedly accused of rape by Busola Dakolo.
”I assure you that we are with you and we will continue to be with you. We are in support of the church. We are in support of your pastor. We stand by him. and this church will continue to match forward. The I declare that the gates of hell shall not prevail against this church in the mighty name of Jesus,” Reverend Jonah said.
Reacting to their statements, CAN, in a statement by its National Director of Legal and Public Affairs, Evangelist Kwamkur Samuel Vondip, on Tuesday said the pastors who had visited the church were on their own.
“Those who did so did it on their own. We stand by our earlier release on this issue that while we would never support any act of immorality from whatever quarter.
“We can tell you PFN has constituted a panel investigating the matter, and in less than two weeks, the outcome of the investigation will come out.
“We urge all Christian brothers and sisters to know that this is the position of CAN. We would not spare anyone found wanting from facing appropriate disciplinary actions,” the statement added.